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Field Trip: Definition & Benefits

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Instructor: Tara Schofield
Field trips can be a memorable and positive experience for school children. There are many meaningful benefits for providing an excursion for kids and a chance to see and try new things.

Field Trips

Do you remember the one day when you did a worksheet about animal sounds? Neither does anyone else! What about a day at a farm or zoo where you saw animals in person, eating and making their unique sounds? Now those are memories that will live forever. One of the greatest benefits of a field trip is creating experiences that your students will remember and talk about into adulthood.

What Is a Field Trip?

A field trip is a visit to an area outside of the normal classroom where children can try new things, have different experiences, and learn valuable life lessons. A field trip can be to countless locations where students can see new sights and have hands-on opportunities in a wide variety of experiences. A field trip may be to a location right around the corner or may require a bus ride to a different town. Regardless, the objective of a field trip is to learn, be exposed to a different environment, and be able to try new things.

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